Tommy Emmanuel Australian Tour – August 2018

TE-2018-CANBERRA-960x260The great Tommy Emmanuel hits Australian shores in August with tickets selling fast for all venues. Tommy is touring in support of his new album, ‘Accomplice One’. His current album is a testament to his musical diversity, the range of expression that stretches from authentic country-blues to face-melting rock shredding, by way of tender and devastating pure song playing. The songs are a mix of new takes on indelible classics and brand new originals from Tommy and his collaborators. The artists who stepped forward to join Tommy in the studio are an impressive list of some of today’s most respected performers, from across the musical spectrum–a line-up including Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Douglas, Amanda Shires, Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Simo, David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Suzy Bogguss and many more.

As Steve Vai said, “Imagine Chet Atkins with the testosterone of Eddie Van Halen…” Tommy brings the power and dynamism of a full band to his solo acoustic playing, with incredible charisma, stunning speed and dexterity and unerring command of melody. Tommy’s greatest honour was being named by his childhood idol Chet Atkins as a ‘Certified Guitar Player’ (CGP). The legendary US guitarist and producer Atkins gave this designation to only five players in history.

It’s been a couple of years since Tommy has been on Australian stages, and as usual, these shows are not to be missed. Joining Tommy will be joined for these shows by 2001 US National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Richard Smith, direct from Nashville. Richard Smith has a new album out called ‘One Man Roadshow’, which is also worthy of your attention. 12 tracks of solo fingerstyle guitar. Make sure you get to the shows early to catch Richard Smith.

Australian dates for Tommy Emmanuel are listed below, with the first show of the tour to be in Canberra on August 2. Tickets for the Canberra show are available here.

Tickets for all other shows go to Tommy Emmanuel.com

Aug 2 Canberra Theatre – with special guest Richard Smith Canberra Australia

Aug 3 Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre – with special guest Richard Smith Nowra, NSW Australia

Aug 9 Adelaide Guitar Festival – Festival Theatre Adelaide Australia

Aug 11 Enmore Theatre Sydney Australia

Aug 12 The Concourse, Chatswood Sydney Australia

Aug 15 Guitar Retreat Australia – Guest instructors Richard Smith, Michael Fix, and Simon Hosford – sold out Victoria Australia

Aug 16 Guitar Retreat Australia – Guest instructors Richard Smith, Michael Fix, and Simon Hosford – sold out Victoria Australia

Aug 17 Guitar Retreat Australia – Guest instructors Richard Smith, Michael Fix, and Simon Hosford – sold out Victoria Australia

Aug 18 Guitar Retreat Australia – Guest instructors Richard Smith, Michael Fix, and Simon Hosford – sold out Victoria Australia

Aug 19 Guitar Retreat Australia – Guest instructors Richard Smith, Michael Fix, and Simon Hosford – sold out Victoria Australia

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